Old Sweetwater

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Friday, April 2, 2010

...violets are blue....

...Violets are blue...When I was around 12, my mom made me a *shift* dress from polished cotton printed in little deep colored violets. I liked the dark green stems and leaves next to the dark flowers. She made a self-ruffle that stood up around the neck and then down the dress front on the right side. How I loved that dress!
I also have grown African Violets with success. Today we'll focus on violets of blue. Does anyone like violets or the color? Photos: Violet Chintz tea set; Violet colors in living room; Violet dishes in a modern pattern; Violet embroidered tea towel; Violet Wallpaper cutouts; Violet Meringues - Country Living; Violet Botanical and Violet Infused French Mill Soap - Etsy; Violets *under glass* (my inspiration).
 









20 comments:

Tennis Girl said...

Janean,
My favorite memory of that color is going to my great Aunt Martha's in the spring. She had a hugh lilac tree and we would come home with bundles of lilacs for our vases. The house smelled wonderful!
xo
Robin

katie said...

I love violets and the color.
I've never had any luck at all growing them tho.
I have wild ones in my yard.
The dishes are so delicate looking.


katie

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning Janean! I love violets and the color...my Nana used to have violets in her garden. She also grew African Violets and she was very good at propagating them..she would cut off a leaf and put in dirt under a little glass and eventually it would begin to root and grow. Her house was always filled with flowers even in winter. I love the teapot and cups! Beautiful pictures as usual. Have a wonderful weekend. Maura

Farm Girl said...

Hi Janean,
I love violets! Not to mention the color. When I walk into a garden shop,
I am always drawn to anything the color violet. I have thought of making a small garden with just that color. Oh, first flower I could ever grow as a newly married was African violets. Till babies came and wanted to eat the potting soil. :)

Suz said...

Violets...yes
My mother's name is Violet and she's hated it all her life...but I like it...my mother was born on the first day of spring
I don't have any violets now, but I do have a green thumb for house plants and they are my favorites...always flowering when I seem to need it
the color violet is a regal color
and inspiring
and the violets in the garden...I just let them have theie way..they are sso beautiful...and happy
another great post
I begin my day with you..dear Janean..A blessed Good Friday to you
purple..the color of suffering too

Pondside said...

I love the little violets that show up each year at the edge of the flower beds. You're right - that dark green against the bright violet is just heart-melting.

GardenofDaisies said...

I have violets on my kitchen wallpaper, but in a blue color, not purple. They are such a lovely, old fashioned flower. They are my Mom's favorite. And purple/violet/lilac is one of my favorite colors to wear.

Julie Harward said...

I do...love that tea set! I have always liked this, especially at Easter time. Have a great weekend and come say hi :D (my new post is not showing up on blog lists again!)

kimsound studios said...

My dear friend, violets are some of the most beautiful flowers in color. Every photo represented a favorite ~ at the top of my list is the stitching, so delicate, second of course, the desert.

I love you!
Kimmie

It's me said...

Hello Janean

The last foto is so wowwwww!! i love it.........the funeral is behind us......thank God !!

I 'am so glad........tomorrow i must work and than easter!

We go to friends for a brunch.....after church sunday........Happy easter darling....hugs from me........

Donna said...

I love violets and the color. And I have successfully killed quite a few African violets over the years, LOL.

Dolores said...

Ahhhhh, your shift dress sounds so wonderful for a 12 yr old....Memories - memories.... aren't they wonderful!

I raised African Violets for many years, but I don't have any now, and I miss them......

I love the colors of violet and blue...... but.... I love ALL colors!

Hugs,

Sarah said...

Janean, this is so lovely. Each photo is charming. I love the color violet and I've just recently planted woodland violets in a wild area of our lot. The little violet dishes are really special.

chaz said...

I love all your violet pics. Lovely. Your blog has fun written all over it. I add your "chair" to my sidebar. Come visit my blog at goatseathay.blogspot.com.

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Janean, You really come up with some amazing photos for your colors themes which I enjoy.... The effort you put into making each post concerning color is quite an Art form in it's self...

Thanks for inspiring*

Duchess of Tea said...

My favourite colour darling, love this post. Luv, popped in to wish you and your family a joyous and blessed Easter.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

I adore violets and they are just now starting to pop up in the yard. They were also my grandma's favorite flower so they always remind me of her.

I love the third picture of the violet pattern dishes!

Just Breathe said...

I don't mind the color violet but I don't use it much. I haven't had an African Violet in years. I think I will go out and get one!

Nancy said...

Janean (Love this spelling!),

I've been perusing your blog and love it. I love various shades of violet. The room you show decorated with a bit of yellow is great! I like all these photos. The fleur-de-lis is wonderful! I've never grown African violets...I'm too scared to try, in fear I'd kill them in short time, but I remember my Great Grandma taking much pride in hers.

Linda said...

I LOVE the second set of dishes on here....any idea of the pattern name or manufacturer?